Medical Center & Health Care
6/24/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Opens New Bariatric & Metabolic Weight Loss Center--Introduces New Facility, Offers More Choices to Lose WeightStony Brook Medicine celebrated the opening of the new Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Nicolls Professional Park on South Howell Avenue in Centereach, NY, on Thursday evening.
6/20/2016 Stony Brook Nurse Honored with State and County Award of ExcellenceConnie Kraft, RN, MSN, MS, CEN, who recently received the Registered Professional Nurse of Excellence award from the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) has just been rewarded with the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council Nurse of Excellence award.
6/10/2016 Stony Brook Physician One of Three Selected as an Alpha Omega Alpha Leadership FellowSusan Lane, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine, and the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been named by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) as a recipient of the 2016 AΩA Fellow Leadership Award. Dr. Lane is one of only three to receive this national distinction, which the AΩA selects each year.
6/8/2016 Second EMS First Responder Vehicle Aids in Healthcare Expansion to Eastern Long Island HospitalStony Brook Medicine is expanding its clinical relationship and service to the North Fork of Long Island on the heels of the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees' approval of the affiliation between Stony Brook University Hospital and Eastern Long Island Hospital earlier this month.
6/8/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Honored with Greenhealth "Partner for Change" Sustainability AwardStony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) was awarded the 2015 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth. The award was presented on May 19 in Dallas, Texas at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, which is considered the premier national environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability.
6/7/2016 Community Comes Together to Celebrate Life at 12th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day at Stony BrookNational Cancer Survivors Day is an annual event that is celebrated in communities across the country and held on the first Sunday in June. This year marks the twelfth year that the Stony Brook Cancer Center hosted the festivities. It is the one day each year when people around the world join together to honor cancer survivors.
5/27/2016 Burn Center Staff at Stony Brook Medicine Honored During Annual Burn Recognition DayThe Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund expressed their gratitude to the staff of administrators, physicians, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, social workers, and physical therapists of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Burn Center for their untiring efforts and compassionate care of the burned patients at the annual Burn Center Recognition Day on May 15.
5/24/2016 New MDs Enter Medical Profession at a Time of Change and Great AdvancesOne hundred and twenty-four Stony Brook University School of Medicine 2016 graduates will soon embark on their journeys as physicians, as the Class received their MD degrees during the School's 42nd Convocation, presided over by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. They enter the profession at a time when scientific knowledge is constantly growing, and discoveries of targeted therapies and technologies continue to rapidly advance the field.
5/23/2016 Second EMS First Responder Vehicle Hits the RoadThe second of two EMS First Responder vehicles begins operation on Monday, May 23, providing coverage in the areas of Greenport, East Marion and Orient.
5/18/2016 Hospital's HOPE Program Inspires High School Students' Future in Health Science, MedicineThirteen high school seniors who completed Stony Brook University Hospital's Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence (HOPE) Program celebrated their "graduation" from the program and are on their way to college. A ceremony took place at the hospital on May 10 to honor their accomplishments.
5/17/2016 Cancer Center Receives $62,000 From Daniel Gale Sotheby's International RealtyStony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $62,000 from the Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty team.
5/12/2016 Recognizing the Signs plus F.A.S.T. Thinking Can Save Lives during a StrokeAlmost 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year, 130,000 which are fatal, making stroke the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. But how many Americans would be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke? And how many know what to do if a family member is having a stroke?
5/2/2016 Long Island Hospitals Rock Out at "Battle of the Bands", Event Supports Programs for Stony Brook Cancer PatientsStony Brook University Cancer Center hosted an event on Sunday, May 1, where five bands comprised of healthcare professionals from four Suffolk County Hospitals - including, Eastern Long Island Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine-- battled it out, and competed for the title of 'Docs who Rock'.
4/29/2016 Safe Steps for Seniors to Stop StumblesMay is National Trauma Awareness Month, and this year the American Trauma Society is raising awareness about senior safety and falls with "Safe Steps for Seniors." The Stony Brook Trauma Center is taking steps to shed light on the matter to help prevent serious injuries from occurring.
4/21/2016 Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Award for Sustainability ProjectsStony Brook University Hospital has received the Vizient Excellence Award for Sustainability. The award honors the hospital's strong commitment to good governance, community engagement and environmental stewardship in 2015. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country, presented the award on Thursday, April 14, during the 2016 Vizient Connections Summit held in Las Vegas.
4/21/2016 Cancer Center Receives $50,000 from Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Walk for BeautyStony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $50,000 from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO). The proceeds were raised from the WMHO's 21st Annual Walk for Beauty held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Stony Brook, NY. The
4/19/2016 Wedding Bells Ring at Stony Brook, Hospital Hosts Ceremony for Long Island Mom to See Her Youngest Son Tie the KnotCatherine Holm wanted nothing more than to see her 'baby boy', 24-year-old Mark Holm, Jr., marry his fiancé Joanna. The wedding--a family affair - is set for Saturday, April 23 in Puerto Rico. As the mother-of-the-groom, Holm had picked out a shimmering blue dress and was ready to hop on a flight for the destination wedding, but plans quickly changed. Holm learned in March she would be fighting a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) instead of celebrating with her family. Doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital told the 58-year-old grandmother of North Babylon, NY, that traveling would be too much of a risk for her compromised immune system from the cancer.
4/18/2016 Bras, Lend Support in More Ways than OneThey were bold, beautiful and bodacious; and the over 75 unique pieces of 'bra art' were auctioned off for a good cause on the evening of Thursday, April 14 at the "Bodacious Bras for a Cure" event.
4/18/2016 Lori Strauss to Join Stony Brook Medicine as New Chief Compliance OfficerAfter a national search, Lori Strauss, Chief Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer, University of Virginia Health System, has been selected as the next Chief Compliance Officer of Stony Brook Medicine, effective May 2, 2016, announced Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD.
4/7/2016 Bodacious Bras for a CureNearly 100 unique works of bra-art will be on display and up for auction at the Charles B. Wang Center on Thursday, April 14. Funds raised at the event will support patient programs at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.